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Gustavo E. Flores

Puerto Rico

I am a volunteer Firefighter Paramedic, Swiftwater Rescue Technician Instructor, Basic Life Support Instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor, as well as a PADI Open Water Diver instructor, lifeguard, search and rescue specialist. I regularly teach for a health and safety consulting company specializing on industrial emergency response teams development. Feel free to contact me anytime. I am just an e-mail away from you!

Experience in the area

Volunteer for Fire Department's Special Operations Division, Team Leader and active member of an all-volunteer water rescue team and instructor for a training company. I am also a rescue specialist for our local Urban Search and Rescue Task Force.


National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR).

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I am now a third year medical student as well.

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2012-12-13 Are you supposed to reset CO detector every once in awhile?:

Hi Joyce,    As far as I know, there is no need to reset a CO alarm. The fact that the alarm beeps but there is no subsequent reading does not necessarily mean it was a false alarm. CO may dissipate between

2012-05-29 CPAT:

Hi Daniel,    The following link provides some insight in terms of the type of physical training you must do in order to prepare for the CPAT.     The search event can be simulated fairly easy. Obstacles

2012-05-21 Paramedic:

Hi!    EMS systems are composed of "basic life support (BLS)" providers and "advanced life support (ALS)" providers. EMTs are BLS providers whereas Paramedics are ALS providers. Some systems are BLS-only

2011-07-16 ems paramedic:

Hi Orlando,    You are able to take the first part of the NREMT exam in Puerto Rico. You must travel out to do the practical part. Once you finish your paramedic school, you will then be eligible to take

2010-05-04 Search and Rescue career:

Hi Charles,    Most search and rescue involvement opportunities in the US is on a volunteer basis. If you're looking for a full-time job in SAR, I'd suggest armed services. While the US Coast Guard does


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